By Angela Caban
Reading is one of my many passions in life. It has helped me to educate myself in so many different ways. But most importantly it helped me through one of the most difficult times in my life, deployment. Without certain books I would have been completely lost throughout this process. I want to be able to share my likes and dislikes of the many books I have read.
So I have been sitting here trying to think which book I should review for you all this month. There are so many wonderful books out there that reach us as military spouses, and this month I chose Sarah Smiley’s Going Overboard, The Misadventures of a Military Wife. I have really connected to this book as a military spouse and I know that once you all read it, you will feel the same. I would love to hear what your comments are on this book if you have read it!
Going Overboard, The Misadventures of a Military Wife
This was literally the first book I picked up when my husband deployed. I was so lost, being a Guard wife and not living on base; this book opened up my eyes and made me realize I was not alone. As I was reading this book, I truly felt as if I were in the story. I went through all the emotions with each and every character especially Sarah.
This is a memoir based on the life of writer Sarah Smiley. A former navy brat and navy wife, she deals with the many obstacles of being a military spouse. This isn’t a survival guide, it is a realization book. And another great part of this book is that Sarah speaks from her heart and gives you such intimate details on her life, which is how we can connect to the writer.
This book touches on the subject that marriage is filled with many obstacles, but there are also many ways to overcome them. Too many times we feel that since we are married to heroes, we should hide all our sorrows and worries. As military spouses, this book helps us to realize that are only human and have doubts and weaknesses; no one has a perfect marriage. It’s okay to be weak and to cry, we don’t always need to be strong.
Overall, this book is a must read and you too will feel a connection and such comfort while reading it. For more information on this book, please visit Amazon.com. To learn more on how you can win a free copy of this book, autographed by Sarah Smiley herself please visit my website.
The preceding review is based solely on my opinion. I am not a paid to endorse this product in any way. My purpose is to provide honest opinions to the public.
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